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  • How to be a Successful Manager

    Posted on November 22, 2016 by in Developing Leaders, Developing Managers, Team Leadership

    Helen talks about Successful Leadership and Management

    If you are to achieve your goals in any business sector, and that includes the third sector and the public sector, then everything has to begin with great leadership and management.

    When staff under-perform to the extent it has a serious effect on your organisation’s overall performance, then it’s easy to start assigning blame.

    But a senior manager or business owner could do many things to remedy the situation.  With great leadership and management, many things can be done to inspire people to perform better, for example:

    1. Work really hard at communicating – especially focus on listening to others
    2. Enable your team to contribute to improvement – listen to their suggestions
    3. Feedback – this should be a continuous activity, not just confined to appraisals
    4. Plan, plan, plan – this includes identifying risks and what can be done to reduce their impact
    5. Adopt a clear planned approach to problem solving – avoid knee jerk reactions

    It is the responsibility of leaders and managers at all levels to establish the organisation’s culture, decide where it is going, and set goals, ensuring that progress is made towards the vision.

    If managers are setting a positive example and leading the organisation effectively, then staff are sure to follow. Setting high standards and managing the people and the organisation to achieve those standards is not always the focus of every organisation.

    Once you understand how to avoid the common pitfalls of people management and transform your management style accordingly, not only will you and your team start performing at a level you may have previously deemed impossible, you’ll enjoy doing it too!

    Helen is a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management, and holds qualifications in management, training and development, executive coaching and leadership mentoring. More information here: OUR COURSES or CONTACT US.

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